Videos & Podcasts
Oregon legislators refused to adopt National Popular Vote for a decade but now partisan sour grapes has pushed that state over the edge, as Save Our States director Trent England explained on Fox & Friends.
The danger of the attacks on the Electoral College is that it undermines the very case for constitutionalism, the idea that we ought to be governed by laws and not merely majorities.
Every four years, the Electoral College pushes campaigns and political parties to "expand the map," to reach out and build a broader coalition. This is good for both our diversity and our unity as a nation.
The constitutional, state-by-state presidential election process keeps elections decentralized. That means Presidents have less power over presidential elections, and also less credibility to claim they personify the popular will.
The Constitution is full of checks and balances, each designed to protect liberty and stability in our political system. The Electoral College is a part of this structure, as Trent England explains.
PragerU explains the "ingenious system created by the founders" and how it "protects Americans from the tyranny of the majority and encourages candidates to campaign nationally in order to win every state."
Trent England debates Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) on the merits of the electoral college versus the popular vote in presidential elections at a panel discussion at Georgetown Law.
Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn explains the importance of the Electoral College for a nation as vast as the United States. Should rural Americans, perhaps the whole middle of the country, be ignored?
Trent England, director of Save Our States, and Dr. John Koza, originator of the National Popular Vote legislation, discuss history of the Electoral College and debate the national popular vote proposal.
National Popular Vote would turn presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains.
Do you understand what the Electoral College is and how it works? Author and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.
Trent England explains the history of the Electoral College and the risks of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact proposal being considered by state legislatures.